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WASHINGTON (AP) - Georgetown has placed two of its women's basketball coaches on administrative leave because of allegations of "unprofessional conduct and the use of inappropriate language."

The university released a statement Tuesday night saying that head coach Keith Brown and assistant coach Tim Valentine are on leave while an investigation continues.

The statement from Assistant Vice President of Communications Stacy Kerr reads: "Two weeks ago, concerns were raised regarding unprofessional conduct and the use of inappropriate language in coaching the Georgetown University women's basketball team. Georgetown takes very seriously any allegations of misconduct and the university has an established review process that carefully investigates such cases."

Kerr said practice will continue during the investigation, run by the remaining assistant coaches.

Brown is entering his second season as the Hoyas' head coach.

Here's the full statement from Georgetown:

Two weeks ago, concerns were raised regarding unprofessional conduct and the use of inappropriate language in coaching the Georgetown University women's basketball team.  Georgetown takes very seriously any allegations of misconduct and the university has an established review process that carefully investigates such cases. 


As soon as we learned of this, the university immediately started an investigation into the conduct. We are taking steps to ensure this investigation proceeds expeditiously, thoroughly and fairly. It is important to the investigation for students, coaches, and staff to participate openly and honestly, and we have encouraged them to do so. 

The investigation is ongoing and no conclusions have yet been reached. As is typical with these types of investigations, as we conduct this investigation, head coach Keith Brown and Assistant Coach Tim Valentine are on administrative leave.  

Georgetown University expects the highest standards of ethics, integrity and professionalism from all members of its community. In June, 2013 the Georgetown University Athletics Department adopted a new policy, "Maintaining Respectful and Professional Relationships with Student Athletes.  In addition, members of the Georgetown Athletics Department attended mandatory training sessions led by University leadership and outside counsel to ensure understanding of the new policy and to discuss issues relating to appropriate behavior between coaches, trainers and student athletes.

Practice and conditioning for the team will continue during this investigation. Coaching responsibilities are being handled by the assistant coaches.  


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